The Købelev Thor’s Hammer, 10th century AD, Denmark. The runic inscription says “Hmar x is” which translates to “this is a hammer” – so far the only concrete evidence that these hammer shaped pendants were actually meant to be hammers [1560×2232]

The Købelev Thor’s Hammer, 10th century AD, Denmark. The runic inscription says “Hmar x is” which translates to “this is a hammer” – so far the only concrete evidence that these hammer shaped pendants were actually meant to be hammers [1560×2232]

The Porsmose Man, Denmark (Middle Neolithic, c. 2600 BC). The man, 35-40 years of age, was shot by two bone arrows: one (10 cm) piercing his nasal cavity; the second (12 cm) his sternum. While the first arrow wasn’t necessarily deadly the second was, as it would’ve pierced the aorta [1307×1764]

The Porsmose Man, Denmark (Middle Neolithic, c. 2600 BC). The man, 35-40 years of age, was shot by two bone arrows: one (10 cm) piercing his nasal cavity; the second (12 cm) his sternum. While the first arrow wasn’t necessarily deadly the second was, as it would’ve pierced the aorta [1307×1764]

The incredibly well-preserved body and artifacts of the Tollund man. He was discovered in a peat bog modern day Denmark and is estimated to have lived around 375-210 B.C. during the Scandinavian pre-roman iron age. One theory is that he died as a religious sacrifice. [617×347]

The incredibly well-preserved body and artifacts of the Tollund man. He was discovered in a peat bog modern day Denmark and is estimated to have lived around 375-210 B.C. during the Scandinavian pre-roman iron age. One theory is that he died as a religious sacrifice. [617×347]